Pelosi: â€˜Bush Air Pollution Proposal Put Americansâ€™ Lives at Riskâ€™
Pelosi: Ã¢â‚¬ËœBush Air Pollution Proposal Put AmericansÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Lives at RiskÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C Ã¢â‚¬" House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement on the Bush AdministrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposed new regulations on particulate air pollution:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thousands of scientific studies have shown that breathing tiny particles of soot causes heart disease, asthma, and lung cancer. A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals even more evidence by showing how long-term exposure to fine particles leads to clogging of the arteries and thus to heart attacks.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is no denying that heart disease, known as the silent killer, has an invisible accomplice: particulate air pollution. The Bush Administration should move to reduce particulates, which are generated by combustion of fossil fuels.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Instead, the AdministrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s air pollution proposal is putting AmericansÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ lives at risk Ã¢â‚¬" ignoring the scientific evidence and pandering to the special interests that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to clean up their pollution. But no matter how much the Administration twists and turns, they cannot evade the truth: air pollution is killing us.Ã¢â‚¬Â